DIMAPUR, March 28 - Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today launched the Self Declaration COVID-19 Nagaland App at his official residence in Kohima, making it compulsory for any person who has entered the State after March 6 to register on the app.
This official app of the Health and Family Welfare Department will be crucial in tracking and surveillance of high-risk cases, thereby preventing possible community transmission of novel coronavirus.
Through the smartphone app, the Health Department aims to track registered individuals using their phone�s GPS to track and offer alert notifications specific to user location.
Students or travellers must register on the app immediately even if one had called the State or district helpline and registered earlier. Non-compliance is a punishable offence under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, a government notification issued by the Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare Department, Dr Vizolie Suokhrie said.
The Health Department said that android users can download the nCOVID-19 app from the app store from https://naKalandhealthproiect.on and IOS users can use the link (https://www.nagalandhealthproject.org/covid/login-user.php.
It appealed to the family members and others to help those members who may not be well versed in using smartphones and apps as the individual has to sign up individually using their respective phone numbers. The users may also call the State helpline at 7005415243/ 9856071745/ 7005536953 for any technical difficulties while using the app.
Meanwhile, the State Government has decided to convert the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima into a COVID-19 hospital.